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We will be retiring soon and want to hit the road in our Class C RV. Anyone having advice on preperations and equipment suggestions for such a long journey would be appreciated.
First thing on a trip, such as the Alcan Highway, is to purchase the Mile Post Guide, most current edtion. It tells you mile by mile what to see, how to plan, etc. I have some good friends that drove up and back with other friends last year. A trip of a lifetime and they so enjoyed it. I think that some of their party (RV's of various sorts) had driven the route before and they stopped at lots of their favorite places. Planning is part of the fun.
A tow vehicle would really help, so you could stay a few days in an area you wanted to see in depth and have a way to get around easily (if you have a motorhome). Be aware this is a special event going to Alaska, prices for fuel and food will be high. Try to lighten your load in whatever you have to stay in as that helps the gas mileage too. If you have hobbies and take tons of stuff, leave some of that at home.
Food wise, if you use package mixes which take up room, remove them from the boxes and with just the cooking directions cut out from the cardboard box, put it all in a zip lock bag. Unless you are teaching gourmet classes, you do not need lots of pots/pans/knives. On long trips, I try to stock up on special snacks, as the navigator I am also responsible for keeping that driver fed. And I make sure he has apple slices or pears to dine on along with his not so good nutritious dry snacks.
We like to listen to books on tape and I check out lots of those from the local library. Being a volunteer there, I can go into the stash of donated audio's which are destine for the quarterly book sales and borrow them unlimited. I also can take out 5-6 of the regular ones and they put the return date about a week after we plan to be back.
Have you tried RV.net or any of the RV type blogs. There should be lots of information on those and people who have gone long distances are usually very willing to share.